It’s nearly the weekend…woo hoo! The time when many of us recharge our batteries, enjoy time with family and friends and when we typically eat and drink way more than we would normally. And commonly, it’s the foods that we try to avoid or limit during the week that we’re consuming.
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? And I mean really why.
- Is it to reward yourself? Or to console yourself?
- Is it a habit that you’ve fallen into without thinking?
- Is is because there’s too much temptation in your environment? Or too much time on your hands?
- Is it because you’re too strict with yourself during the week? Or it’s your allocated ‘cheat day’ and you’re going all out?
- Is it because you have an all-or-nothing mentality and one slip from your plan feels like as good a reason as any to overeat?
- Have you just switched off completely and are eating less mindfully?
- Did everything conspire against you?
I challenge you today to really explore what’s happening and why it’s happening. Ask some difficult questions of yourself and notice and name what’s happening around you and how you’re feeling.
If you do genuinely enjoy letting go at the weekend AND feel good for it afterwards, then cheers to you, enjoy it.
But if you don’t, and you end up feeling bad afterwards (physically and/or mentally), perhaps it’s time to change things up a bit. Instead consider:
- making those choices more mindfully
- being kind to yourself and addressing what your body and mind are really craving
- weekends when things were more positive and the things you can replicate
- generally aiming for “good enough”
- changing up your week to support you with this and planning ahead for the weekends
- or just finding things to do that get you moving and less tempted to snack out of boredom
Let me know how you get on. And if you need more help you know where to find me!